Ground beef bursting with flavor and cauliflower mash that tastes just like the real deal. Isn’t it great when you can eat classic comfort food with zero guilt?? It’s super great.
Cottage Pie is something that we occasionally ate when I was a kid, and I really loved it. Then not too long ago, we had dinner at my aunt’s place – she made Cottage Pie with cauliflower mash. Genius! To the first person who made cauliflower mash ever, whoever you are: Thank you, and I love you.
Yesterday I decided to make my own version of cottage pie and cauliflower mash. We were supposed to go out and hit an expert biking trail, but *sigh*, Cody hurt his back. So, we decided it would be best to postpone. It all turned out great in the end though. We dragged a mattress into the living room and watched movies all day, one of them being The Conjuring. I’ve been too scared to watch it since it came out. I think the anticipation too much, so I was slightly disappointed and less scared than I expected to be. The Cottage Pie, on the other hand, turned out so great that it might be my new favorite low carb meal. I’m not kidding.
I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that blending up cauliflower with a bit of butter, cream and garlic would be so insanely delicious. Maybe I have weird tastebuds, but this stuff tastes just like mashed potatoes to me. Magic.
Putting this into ramekins was me trying to make a simple home meal a little more fancy. I think I succeeded. It definitely made it taste better! (Joke… it’ll taste great however you serve it.)
- 1 lb • ground beef
- 4 • roma tomato [diced]
- 1 • large carrot [diced]
- 1 • celery stick [diced]
- 1 • onion [diced]
- 1 tsp • thyme
- 2 cups • vegetable broth
- 3 oz • tomato paste
- 2 tbsp • Worcestershire sauce
- to taste • salt/pepper
- 1 • cauliflower head [cut into florets]
- 1/2 stick • butter
- 2 • garlic cloves [minced]
- 1/2 cup • heavy cream
- 1/3 cup • shredded cheese
Preheat oven at 350ºF
Brown the ground beef in a pan at a medium high heat.
Add the onion, tomato, carrot, celery, thyme, vegetable broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and cook until the veggies are soft and the sauce thickens. (About 15 minutes)
While the ground beef cooks, bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the cauliflower florets for 10 minutes.
Melt the butter together with the garlic in a small pan.
Once the cauliflower is cooked, toss it into a food processor and add the butter, garlic and cream. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper. Then stir 1/2 cup of cheese into the mash until it's melted.
Divide the ground beef equally into 4 8oz ramekins and top with the cauliflower mash.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the cauliflower mash.
Bake for 20 minutes and under the broiler for about 5 minutes.
Remove and garnish with roughly chopped parsley.
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